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UPDATE 1/14/2013 - I still have one slot open for some static pixel art. See guidelines http://ledpixelart.com/content_guidelines.html as there are some nuances when working on the LED medium. Also, the KickStarter  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/996412530/pixel-interactive-led-art did get funded so your work will be going on a real product. I'll need between 40 and 50 images and am ok if some of it is existing work providing it's yours and meets the guidelines. The type of art should be artsy kind of stuff, not generic things like flags, people walking, etc. Also I'm trying to stay away from video game things (swords, knives, etc.) Knowing this is broad, I am open to your ideas, the constraint is the 32x32 canvas, here are some existing examples https://plus.google.com/u/1/photos/108342826923338236598/albums/5827662166898952545 You'll get $100 USD and you'll be listed as a featured artists along with a dedicated Android app with your art on http://ledpixelart.com.

And other opportunity for those of you who are affiliated and/or have contacts with an indie game.  I'm looking to do a co-marketing arrangement with an indie game or two. It would work like this: I get some really cool art to bundle with PIXEL (the LED based display). In return, I advertise the game in the form of a dedicated Android app that showcases the art from the game displaying it on PIXEL (You set the art on PIXEL from an Android app). The app with indie game mention would also be featured on the KickStarter page http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/996412530/pixel-interactive-led-art and PIXEL's web site http://ledpixelart.com. Since it would be existing art, it shouldn't be much extra work. The pixel art would need to be 32px by 32px and follow these guidelines http://ledpixelart.com/content_guidelines.html to look good on the LED display.

Shoot me a note with a few samples if you are interested at alinke@yahoo.com

Thanks,

Al
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What's the Project


Hey All, My name's Al and I'm looking for art help. I'm an IT professional during the day and in my spare time work on electronics projects. With the help of a few friends, we're launching a hardware product call PIXEL dedicated to displaying Pixel Art on an LED display.

The cool thing about this product is that unlike traditional LED projects, no coding or wiring up circuits is required, you simply set the art (animations too) from your Android device.  The hardware features a 32x32 RGB LED matrix meaning each LED equals 1 pixel for a resolution of 32x32. More info on PIXEL at http://ledpixelart.com


  

The product is in need of some Pixel art for the launch. That's where you come in. Here's a few sample images to give you a feel for how pixel art looks on the product.

  



It can also play animated gifs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf57_EKhH-M&feature=youtu.be&t=1m16s

What's Needed

In terms of the style of pixel art needed, we're open, the idea is to feature a few Pixel Artists as part of the product launch. The main constraint is the art work needs to display well on the 32x32 resolution display, thus the images need to be 32px by 32px. The art does not need to be new and can be existing work but does need to follow a common artistic style/portfolio and of course have originated from you. Note that images larger than 32x32 up to say 64x64 still will display fine when downscaled, just depends on the amount of detail in the image. A minimum of 50 still images will be needed with bonus points for more. Images should be in 32x32 resolution in PNG format with transparent backgrounds. If you have a few animated GIFs, that would also be great and those would be added to the PIXEL animate app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ioiomint.pixelanimate&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5pb2lvbWludC5waXhlbGFuaW1hdGUiXQ..

What youíll get

$100 bucks plus recognition. Your art will get itís own Android app to go along with Pixel's existing apps https://play.google.com/store/search?q=ledpixelart. Your name and art work will also be featured in the product launch on Kickstarter.

When
The Kickstarter launch is planned for roughly January 2nd so we'd need the art work sometime prior to that.

Here's a closer look at the underlying hardware for anyone interested
http://youtu.be/m7FC4oq5nus?t=4m19s

Contact Information

You can reach me at alinke@yahoo.com. Shoot me some examples of your work and we can go from there. Thanks for looking.

Best,

Al
About Me http://www.linkedin.com/pub/al-linke/0/687/38
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 04:51:57 am by alinke »

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Re: [PAID] - Art Needed for Hardware Based LED Pixel Art Product

Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 06:00:43 am
Hey All, just a follow-up on this one, got some really good replies, you can see some of the pixel artists that were selected in this product video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WBvGJEouzmE

I do have one more pixel artist slot open for someone who can do some compelling animations in 32x32 resolution, they'd need to be on par with the work from Pixel PileDriver here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgBDf8d-x1U. Depending on the length of animations, between 15 and 20 animations would be needed. For your troubles, you'd receive one fully assembled PIXEL LED pixel art display (going for $199 on KickStarter, eventually the retail price will be closer to $249) + you'd be featured on http://ledpixelart.com as a featured pixel artist. In the event the KickStarter doesn't get funded, you'll receive $199 via Paypal. It's got a good shot to get funded though as within 8 hours of the KickStarter launch, the project is sitting at 46% funded.

Drop me a note if you're interested along with a sample at alinke@yahoo.com. Also note there are some nuances to working with the LED medium, you'll also want to check out the do's and don'ts with the LEDs here http://ledpixelart.com/content_guidelines.html . The main caveat is low contrast colors don't display well on the LEDs.

KickStarter here for anyone interested http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/996412530/pixel-interactive-led-art?ref=category

Best,

Al
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Re: [PAID] - Art Needed for Hardware Based LED Pixel Art Product

Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 11:14:03 am
E-mail sent :) I really like this project.

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Re: [PAID] - Art Needed for Hardware Based LED Pixel Art Product

Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 09:23:49 am
Hey Everyone, this project did end up getting funded on KickStarter. Much credit goes to the pixel artists who contributed to the project http://ledpixelart.com/, I am very grateful for that.

For those of you who are affiliated and/or have contacts with an indie game.  I'm looking to do a co-marketing arrangement with an indie game or two. It would work like this: I get some really cool art to bundle with PIXEL (the LED based display). In return, I advertise the game in the form of a dedicated Android app that showcases the art from the game displaying it on PIXEL (You set the art on PIXEL from an Android app). The app with indie game mention would also be featured on the KickStarter page http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/996412530/pixel-interactive-led-art and PIXEL's web site http://ledpixelart.com. Since it would be existing art, it shouldn't be much extra work. The pixel art would need to be 32px by 32px and follow these guidelines http://ledpixelart.com/content_guidelines.html to look good on the LED display.

If anyone is interested, pls do drop me a note at alinke@yahoo.com

Best,

Al